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Creative immersion at Winter Folk Camp

As March rolls into Toronto with a casual, spring-like confidence, I’m thinking back to my weekend in Haliburton, where winter still means wind and snow, and provides the perfect backdrop for a gathering of music-makers. I was attending Winter Folk ...
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A Folkie at North by Northeast

Billed as a forum for new music discovery and networking, North by Northeast (NXNE) takes over Toronto every June, blanketing the city with posters and pamphlets, filling clubs and concert halls with a steady stream of live music, and offering ...
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Warming up at Winterfolk

The festival, now in its ninth year, ran February 18 – 21, filling rooms along the Danforth in Toronto with music and merriment. The event takes the folk festival construct, sticks it in the middle of February and brings it ...
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War Resisters Support Campaign Benefit

The performing singer-songwriter has the unique opportunity to give a critical voice to our history, to tell the extraordinary stories of seemingly ordinary individuals, to unearth that which has been forgotten. Jon Brooks is known for his arresting songs of ...
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Lynn Miles lets the sun shine through

“Put your joy on display”, Lynn Miles sings on her new CD, Fall For Beauty, in a line from the track Time To Let The Sun. The whole record is literally scattered with flashes of sunshine that poke through familiar ...
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Remembering Taylor Mitchell

A year ago today, on October 28, 2009, we lost a lovely and talented woman. Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell had just left her home in Toronto for an East Coast tour, promoting her acclaimed new record, For Your Consideration. On her ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Pt.4

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are responsible for selecting ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Profiles Pt.3

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Profiles Pt.2

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy, Profiles pt.1

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s  Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are responsible ...